Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 800 739
Rank change year-on-year +21 -61 +11
Contract jobs citing Java SE 59 43 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.048% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 74
England median daily rate £346 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.75% +19.05% -16.00%
10th Percentile £244 £419 £328
90th Percentile £574 £725 £525
UK median daily rate £346 £500 £420
% change year-on-year -30.75% +19.05% -10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £58.50

Java SE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 29,794 28,240 28,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.26% 31.28% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,452 19,605 19,951
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 314 517
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.63 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Java SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +37 29 £325 - 4
Midlands +35 29 £325 - 7
London -42 17 £543 +3.33% 14
North of England +41 8 £350 -26.32% 11
Yorkshire +21 6 £350 -26.32% 4
East of England - 5 £450 - 15
North East - 2 - - 3
Java SE
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Java SE.

1 59 (100.00%) Java
2 51 (86.44%) Spring
3 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (67.80%) TDD
5 38 (64.41%) Maven
5 38 (64.41%) Web Services
6 29 (49.15%) Digital Media
7 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
8 18 (30.51%) HTML
9 15 (25.42%) Java EE
9 15 (25.42%) CSS
10 14 (23.73%) Scrum
10 14 (23.73%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.34%) SQL
12 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.34%) REST
13 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
14 10 (16.95%) OO
14 10 (16.95%) HTML5
14 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
15 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
15 9 (15.25%) BDD
15 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
15 9 (15.25%) SOAP
15 9 (15.25%) JIRA
15 9 (15.25%) MVC
16 8 (13.56%) XML
16 8 (13.56%) JBoss
17 7 (11.86%) Oracle

Java SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
2 8 (13.56%) JBoss
3 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.47%) GlassFish
5 3 (5.08%) Apache
5 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.39%) nginx
6 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.69%) CMS
7 1 (1.69%) Confluence
7 1 (1.69%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) GitHub
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.47%) MySQL
4 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.78%) Redis
4 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) Big Data
6 2 (3.39%) MS Access
7 1 (1.69%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.69%) DB2
7 1 (1.69%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 38 (64.41%) Maven
2 11 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (15.25%) JIRA
4 5 (8.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.78%) Gradle
5 4 (6.78%) Subversion
6 3 (5.08%) JUnit
7 2 (3.39%) Ant
7 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.39%) Bower
7 2 (3.39%) Darcs
7 2 (3.39%) Grunt
7 2 (3.39%) gulp
7 2 (3.39%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.39%) SonarQube
7 2 (3.39%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.69%) WebStorm
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Automotive
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (98.31%) Developer
2 57 (96.61%) Java Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Lead Developer
3 16 (27.12%) Lead Java Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Agile Developer
4 9 (15.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Agile Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Calypso Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Java Swing Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Messaging Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (86.44%) Spring
2 38 (64.41%) Web Services
3 18 (30.51%) HTML
4 15 (25.42%) CSS
4 15 (25.42%) Java EE
5 12 (20.34%) REST
6 10 (16.95%) HTML5
7 9 (15.25%) SOAP
8 8 (13.56%) XML
9 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
9 7 (11.86%) Hibernate
9 7 (11.86%) RESTful
9 7 (11.86%) Spring Boot
10 6 (10.17%) J2EE
10 6 (10.17%) Node.js
11 4 (6.78%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (6.78%) JMS
11 4 (6.78%) JSON
11 4 (6.78%) Spring MVC
11 4 (6.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (49.15%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.47%) User Experience
3 3 (5.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Bitcoin
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Fintech
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
1 3 (5.08%) Unix
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) AIX
3 1 (1.69%) CentOS
3 1 (1.69%) HPUX
3 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (67.80%) TDD
3 14 (23.73%) Scrum
4 13 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
5 10 (16.95%) OO
6 9 (15.25%) BDD
6 9 (15.25%) MVC
7 7 (11.86%) Multithreading
7 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 6 (10.17%) Open Source
9 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Microservices
9 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.78%) CQRS
10 4 (6.78%) Front End Development
10 4 (6.78%) Software Architecture
11 3 (5.08%) Concurrent Programming
11 3 (5.08%) DevOps
11 3 (5.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 59 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.34%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) Scala
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.69%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) Groovy
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Ansible
1 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.08%) Calypso
4 2 (3.39%) Adobe
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) webMethods
5 1 (1.69%) WSO2